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October 7, 2017

Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Catalonia: Our Roundup of the Week

Discarded personal items covered in blood sit on Kovaln Lane, in the aftermath of the mass shooting leaving at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2017. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

Hurricanes, earthquakes, the threat of nuclear war. Just when you thought another cataclysm couldn’t possibly happen, the Las Vegas massacre happened. And true to the essence of terror, the shooter used a tactic nobody had ever tried before and authorities never anticipated. The rest of the news this week was dominated by Trump’s embarrassing trip to Puerto Rico, and the island’s halting recovery from the lethal Hurricane Irma. We did two posts this week on the Las Vegas massacre, one on the shooting photos, one on Nick Oza’s haunting photo from inside the Mandalay, and a third (see the tweet just below) on Trump, Air Force and the two disasters.Β We also put our eyes on Barcelona and the dramatic effort to separate Catalonia from Spain. We noted the ongoing racial protests in St. Louis, a story largely overlooked by the national media. Finally, beside the one tweet below, we’re planning a post this week on the optics of the Rohingya crisis.

From Lorie novak’s categorical NYT front page, above-the-fold, photo collection.

Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times Caption: Discarded personal items covered in blood sit on Kovaln Lane, in the aftermath of the mass shooting leaving at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2017.Β 

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